Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2010
Just described in 2010 in the journal Zootaxa, is the discovery from Borneo of a new and very tiny species of frog. Male adults of the new species, named Microhyla nepenthicola, grow to approximately one centimetre in length.
First discovered in 2004, the diminutive red and orange amphibian was found on an expedition to Kubah National Park. The expedition found the frog as it emerged from a small pitcher plant, Nepenthes ampullaria, in which it lives.
Scientists Indraneil Das from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and Alexander Haas from the University of Hamburg in Germany, discovered and described the species, which they named after the plant, reported the source, the BBC News.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.